So, long about October, maybe sooner, but October for sure, my friend Jessie is moving. She's getting rid of her mattress and box springs. They are about 4 years old.
As my mattress and box springs are, well, older than hers, when she asked if I knew anyone who would take them, I said I would. Buying new falls somewhere above repaving the driveway and below cleaning the basement in importance.
The problem is going to be transporting these from her apartment to my house.
First of all, I will need to move the old to the street and slap garbage stickers on them. I'll have to call the refuse company and see how many stickers you should put on a mattress and box springs. Then, I'll need to clean the floor thoroughly where the old sat. After that, I can go get the mattress and box springs, bring them in and set them up.
All along this, I'm going to need help in moving out, transporting and moving in. A mattress can sort of fold up, like a taco. The box springs, however...
I have considered just renting a U-Haul truck and hoping some of Jessie's friends are available to help move the pieces. If I have to do it solo, it's going to take a long time to get both pieces into the house. If I have to do it solo, you might want to show up with a camcorder to get some comical film footage.
So, if you are inclined to assist in the great mattress move, please let me know. Maybe I can afford pizza and beer for your time.